Not so significant, what brand or design your watch, where they were manufactured, – the fact of the selection and use of a high-precision mechanism in daily life says about you as a person punctuality, responsibility. Wrist watches that they properly fulfill their functions and, last but not least, look presentable, need care: body and internal parts are best left to a specialist, and with cleaning the strap or bracelet can be managed independently.
Wrist watch on a leather strap looks respectable and comfortable to wear. But, unfortunately, genuine leather – a material is quite moody and not very durable. To maximize the life of the strap, you need to follow a few simple rules: keep away from moisture, drying in the open air, avoiding direct sunlight and open sources of heat, wear the watch so that between the strap and the wrist was the distance from the size of a finger, once a week just wipe with a damp cloth.
Before cleaning the strap or bracelet, disconnect them from the watch – a random hit, chemicals or moisture may damage the mechanism.
This weekly care will benefit the appearance of your watch strap, but not completely eliminate the possibility of formation of complex pollution. To delete them, there are several effective ways that are easy to use at home.
One of the best – with the help of a paste of baking soda and water (it should be noted, this method is suitable for straps dark colors). Mix these ingredients in equal proportions, gently apply the resulting mass over the entire surface of the strap and rinse it after 30-60 minutes under running water. Dry the product at room temperature.
If the strap of your wristwatch is light, it is necessary to change the composition. In a glass of milk with lower protein raw egg, stir vigorously. Soak a piece of tissue composition and carefully wipe the strap. As in the first case, rinse it and dry it.
It is also possible to load the product from the skin in a mild soap solution and warm gently cleaned, for example, a soft toothbrush, then rinse with water and blot with paper towels to remove excess moisture and allow to dry naturally in the open air. Better not use household cleaners, as to predict their impact on the material impossible.
Some producers are advised to buy a special composition for cleaning the skin of dirt and stains, it operates efficiently and carefully. It is enough to apply the cleanser on a cloth and carefully wipe the strap. It is worth it is quite expensive, but the effect will exceed all expectations.
The watch strap of the rare exotic materials (such as ostrich leather, stingray, snake) requires particularly careful care. Experts advise not to use detergent or soap solution, for such straps fit only gentle cleaning cloth or a soft brush in the direction of the scales.
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Metal is much more practical than the skin, it is a fact, so take care of the clock with a metal bracelet easier. The main thing is possible, of course, to avoid scratches and regularly clean it from dirt and dust at the junction of links. Selection of method depends on the type of alloy.
Steel Bracelet enough drop for 15-20 minutes in warm water, which is necessary to pre-dissolve a few drops of any mild detergent. When the time units with a clean cloth and a soft brush, then rinsed with water and dry it thoroughly.
Ammonia also helps in cleaning steel bracelet. To this must be dissolved in 2-4 drops of a liquid glass of warm water and immerse it in the bracelet for 20 minutes, then removed, rinsed under running water, and wiped dry with a cloth.
Another effective way that suits including items made of precious metals – paste of baking soda and vinegar. Mix them in equal shares, the resulting paste is gently put on the links, and wipe them with a soft cloth.
Titanium bracelets hours durable and lightweight. Caring for them is not difficult: it is necessary to rub the product on a rubber eraser, then apply a little toothpaste to clean the dirt between the links and polished bracelet lint-free cloth.
Note that bracelets hours IP, PVD or DLC-coated must be cleaned very carefully, so as not to damage the protective layer, so we recommend to entrust the cleaning of such products to professionals.
The rubber and fabric straps quite unpretentious – the solution of any detergent is enough to make them look like new. A NATO-original fabric strap can even be washed in the washing machine should only put them in a cloth bag to Buckley during washing and not touching the drum is not ringing.